WINNIPEG - The best part about being at home, after playing eight of nine on the road, really comes down to the little things according to Neal Pionk.
"I think we had 48 hours at home over the last two weeks, so I got to do a little more than my laundry yesterday. So that was nice," he smiled. "It'll be nice to be in front of the home fans again."
The Winnipeg Jets (31-17-1) begin a three-game home stand tonight against the Buffalo Sabres, and want to take advantage of being on home ice before the All-Star festivities in early February.
With a Western Conference leading 17-6-0 record on home ice, Canada Life Centre is exactly where the Jets want to be after a road trip that saw them go 2-3-0.
"We feed off the energy of the fans," Pionk said. "If someone throws a bit hit, we kill a penalty, score a goal, the crowd is electric. We feed off that momentum."